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  1. Judicial independence cited in decision not to cut judges' pay

    Posted Sep 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Albert Wong The salaries of the city's judges will not be reduced this year, after the chief executive accepted recommendations made under a new system for setting judicial salaries. ... an assertion by the government last year that there was no need for a law to protect judges' pay. The decision comes as senior civil servants are smarting over a 5.38 per cent pay cut, which ...

  2. Senior judge urges Beijing to set up protest zone where petitioners can air grievances

    Posted Mar 07th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kristine Kwok A delegate to the government's top advisory body suggested yesterday that Beijing set up a protest zone to allow petitioners a platform to air their grievances. The number of petitioners had soared in recent years, and Beijing ought to revamp its petition system to better address the situation, said Xie Shanghua, a senior judge with Chengdu Intermediate ...

  3. Judge throws out investor's challenge to Link

    Posted Dec 19th 2004, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... Klaudia Lee Decision expected today on reit's listing after crisis talks A judge last night threw out a new legal challenge to the government's beleaguered Link Reit listing ... representing the Housing Authority, said after the ruling that he was 'very grateful' the judge confirmed the legality of the authority selling off its commercial assets through the reit. ...

  4. Wheels of justice continue to turn in tent-courthouses

    Posted Jun 12th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Intermediate Court, two tents have been set up outside the original court building, complete with stands for plaintiffs and defendants, and a court emblem hanging over the judge's bench. ... were heard in the usual manner, but judges noticed a change in people's attitudes. 'People seemed to become more conciliatory,' said Judge Qiu, a civil court judge since 1996. ...

  5. Top court looks at improving petition system

    Posted Feb 07th 2011, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... annual performance starting this year. The Supreme Court organised training for 12,521 chief justices and judges across the country last year. But it found that many petitioners were ... devise a system to evaluate how likely a dissatisfied petitioner would be to take action after a verdict, a court spokesman said. Judges would be notified and criticised if dissatisfied litigants ...

  6. A visual treat in store

    Posted Mar 28th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the competition's judges was on hand to give the budding cameramen some advice. Bobby Yip encouraged teenagers looking for a good picture to be curious about the surroundings. Yip is a senior photographer ... a photo of the wrecked village with a rainbow in the background. He went there for the next few days and finally got his 'dream' photo. Another judge, Leung Kai-yiu, said taking a good ...

  7. Regional wine lovers enjoy rare taste of the world

    Posted Dec 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Robin Lynam

    ... Taiwan, Singapore, Japan, Thailand and India, who judged about 1,300 wines. Special attention was paid to wines made within the region. 'The Cathay Pacific Hong Kong IWSC was all about ... and consumption patterns,' he said. According to Tam, 10 judges were chosen from 10 Asian cities, each with its own long-established 'flavour culture'. Impartiality was assured ...

  8. Deputy police chief jailed 11 years over deadly Shenzhen club fire

    Posted Jan 21st 2009, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... in November that he was a scapegoat. Handing down the guilty verdicts, Judge Duan Hui said Chen had caused severe harm to the public and his dereliction and conduct were intolerable in a public servant. 'It was Chen's responsibility to lead and supervise crackdowns on unlicensed entertainment venues in Longgang district,' the judge said. 'But he was seriously ...

  9. People's justice

    Posted Jun 25th 2009, 12:00am by Jerome Cohen

    ... modern courthouses. What should happen inside? And to what extent should judges function outside? In China, as elsewhere, courts settle legal disputes. But not all legal disputes. As the Sichuan ... judges are too few and overburdened. Last year, they dealt with almost 11 million disputes, and caseloads are expanding. What policies and methods are appropriate for contemporary mainland ...

  10. Letters

    Posted Jun 18th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... dead. Far better to go to the local market and talk to your dinner before you invite her home. Jeremy Barr, Kowloon City Why are judges treated better? Michael Scott's letter, ('Judges' salaries are already high', June 17), relates an obvious but often overlooked anomaly that, in Hong Kong, judges are paid more than civil servants of comparable ranking ...




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